Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and it’s time to bring it dad Homeland with our hearts full of love and joy. Is there anything better than decorating our homes, a cherished tradition that goes beyond aesthetics? Transforming your space into a beautiful and sacred sanctuary not only adds festive charm but also creates a serene atmosphere for prayer during this much-awaited auspicious occasion.

To help you decorate your home Ganesh ChaturthiWe reached out to experts who shared some valuable input with us.

According to Aayush Chaudhary, Principal Architect, ACAD Studio, “When it comes to incorporating elements of Ganesh Chaturthi’s architecture and interior design, you can create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing environment that complements the spiritual significance of the place. festival“.

We’ve shared some architectural and interior tips that will give your home a festive feel.

For architecture

Entrance engineering: Consider adding temporary architectural elements such as archways or decorative door frames at the entrance to your home. It can be decorated with flowers, leaves or fabric.

Lighting effects: Incorporate architectural lighting fixtures into your design, such as wall sconces, recessed lights, or pendant lights, to highlight the deity and create a sacred ambiance. Use colorful LED lighting to add a festive touch.
Choose delicious and unique decor items (Source: Nestasia)
Architectural details: Pay attention to architectural details such as moldings, cornices, and tracery work. Decorate these with GarlandsOr cloth or traditional decorations.

Ganpati Mandap: Create a dedicated space or temporary structure within your home for the Ganpati idol. You can use architectural elements such as arches, columns, or a canopy to define this space. Incorporate traditional architectural decorations or carvings into the design.

For interior

Color palette: Choose a color palette that complements the festival. Red, yellow, orange and green can be the dominant colors for furnishings, curtains and decorative materials.

Furniture layout: Rearrange or modify the layout of the furniture to create a focal point around the Ganpati idol. Seating arrangement to face the idol for prayer and rituals.

Wall Treatments: Use textured or patterned wallpaper or wall stickers with traditional designs to enhance the festive atmosphere. Temporary wall art or Murals A display of Lord Ganesha can be an amazing addition.
Urlis can be a great addition to a space (Source: Nestasia)
Flooring: Lay out traditional rugs, draes, or rugs with intricate designs to cover the floor in the prayer area. Create a rangoli design on the floor using colored rice or rose Petals.

Furniture and Decoration: Decorate the room with pillows and cushions featuring traditional patterns and colors. Use decorative statues, brass or metal decor items, and decorative mirrors of religious or cultural significance.

Window dressings: Use curtains or curtains with Indian motifs, or choose sheer fabrics to let in natural light.

Altar or puja space: Design your pooja space with a beautiful altar using intricate carvings, wood panels or decorative tiles. Place the Ganpati statue on a decorative base or platform.

but this is not all! Aditi Murarka Agrawal, Co-Founder, Nestasia, also shared some interesting decor ideas that will add the necessary warmth and liveliness to the atmosphere. Here are some tips shared by Agrawal:

*What better way to depict warmth than to use soft yellow light at the entrance and altar? Artificial vines paired with fairy lights are sure to add a touch of magic to your home.

*Reusing decor items is a great way to start the celebrations. Speaking of reuse, colorful rugs or embroidered table covers can be used as fabric for the wall behind the idol. It not only adds a touch of liveliness to the space but also makes the idol stand out.
Practice sustainability while decorating your space (Source: Nestasia)
*Versatile decorative pieces like urlis are a great way to add sophistication to your decorative space. And the best part? You can also put JazzOr flowers, tea lights or other wonderful decorative items to add to the auspicious occasion.

*From golden elephant decor pieces to colorful elephant shaped candle holders, elephant shaped decorations will add aesthetic appeal and will also resonate with Lord Ganesha.

* Make use of leaf-shaped plates and trays to make traditional offerings Fashions Not only does it pay tribute to the importance of Ganesh Chaturthi, but it also adds an extra layer of elegance to your celebration.

*Natural potpourri made from dried flower petals, natural incense sticks and cones, essential oil diffusers and other aromatic pieces add to the overall spirit of the festival.

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*The use of pillars and placement mats made from Sabai grass adds rustic charm while promoting sustainability.

In conclusion, Chaudhary emphasized on maintaining a balance between festive decor and serenity required for prayers and rituals during Ganesh Chaturthi.

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First published on: 18-09-2023 at 10:00 IST

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